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by Apollo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4017

Re: Travers 2019

The audio on Fox's telecast was awful. Horrible buzzing making it hard to hear the commentators. Anyone else notice that? Some of their video was wonky, too. Out of focus and such. They need more practice televising racing before they mess up another major event like that. I didn't have to worry ab...
by Apollo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1839

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

I'm sure I will think of more later, but the one that came to mind right away was Carson Hollow in the Test Stakes . She dueled with eventual winner You for the length of the stretch, after setting dazzling fractions of 21:3 and 44:1, to lose by mere inches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCuJjhBB...
by Apollo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1839

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Seattle Slew in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup. He sprinted for the full mile and a half, battled a fresh Exceller all through the stretch and only lost by a nose. A stride after the wire, he was in front again. Bill Shoemaker, who rode Exceller, said after the race, “When I hit the stretch I though...
by Apollo
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Haskell Day
Replies: 53
Views: 2607

Re: Haskell Day

I thought running the stakes later was a good compromise. Living in South Florida I've never understood the need to start running at 12:30 in the summer when it's light til 8:00 anyway. Was very happy to see Maximum Security get another win, I don't see he did anything wrong, seemed to stay in his ...
by Apollo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The End of Suffolk Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: The End of Suffolk Downs

Sad news. I regret that I never attended, despite being in the area so many times. I guess I don't think of New England in terms of horse racing so I never targeted that track during a trip. I did attend that harness racing track that used to be adjacent to Foxboro Stadium. That line from the race c...
by Apollo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Welcome to Arizona Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Welcome to Arizona Downs

I hope they got their $7 million worth.

I read with interest whenever tracks reopen, like this one or Colonial Downs. But I keep thinking I'd short the heck out of it in market conditions.
by Apollo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Affirmed Stakes GRIII
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Roadster still looks very thin to me and a bit dull before the race Yes, he looks thin and he needs things to break his way. That didn't threaten to happen today with such a slow pace and a classy stablemate several lengths ahead of him with the jockey hand riding and looking around. Still not a ba...
by Apollo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

if there is a more bland venue for racing than Laurel, I haven't visited it yet. Likewise. I've made that point here and elsewhere. It was so bland when I visited a few years ago I had absolutely no desire to ever visit again. It looks like the type of venue that is so boring in basic layout that y...
by Apollo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 10120

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Does West have a son we can marry off to Feinstein? Then we can send them all off to Elba, and cut the phone lines. Feinstein does a fantastic job. For one thing, she is not beholden to lies and fear. It would be priceless to come back in a century and see how this era in American history is viewed...
by Apollo
Wed May 29, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 53320

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Back in the day before the internet in Southern California, AM radio station 1070 was the friend of the racing fan. Every thirty minutes like clockwork they would bring the stretch call of the latest race at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. It was the easiest, fastest way to find out if you...
by Apollo
Sat May 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 53320

Re: Santa Anita 2019

The loss of any racehorse is a tragedy, but the timing isn't great. The filly, Congrats Gal, collapsed on the track and died after crossing the wire in the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico earlier today. In front of a national audience watching NBCSN's coverage of the Black-Eyed Susan day of racing...
by Apollo
Thu May 16, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 10120

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

The most pivotal aspect of this Derby was that the field never separated. Bob Baffert was the only one who correctly emphasized that. He is incredibly sharp. That's why he deserves to stand apart in this era. Every one of Baffert's post-Derby comments was smack on the money. He compared this year's ...
by Apollo
Tue May 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

Who cares if I threw in an extra word? I was surprised she looked many years older than my estimate based on television. If it had been a male who looked older I would have said the same thing. I remember mentioning here after Always Dreaming won the Florida Derby that likewise Todd Pletcher walked ...
by Apollo
Sat May 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 10120

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

stark wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:39 pm
One thing is for certain..... If Tyler would have taken the Calvin Borail trip on the inside none of this would have happened, heck he might've even won the race!
My apologies stark. I just make exactly the same point within a very long post. I hadn't seen yours.
by Apollo
Sat May 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 10120

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

I'm not surprised by that video. I never understood how Gaffalione was credited for saving anything. I watched the Derby over and over again last weekend because I had so many matchup wagers. I always go back and isolate each matchup and see how the two horses fared at various stages. The aspect tha...
by Apollo
Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

I would have not been opposed to a move to Laurel, until I actually visited Laurel a couple of years ago. No character whatsoever. Probably the worst track I have ever visited in that regard. Miles below Pimlico. You might as well run the Preakness at an old worn out outlet mall. Everything about th...
by Apollo
Wed May 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Appeal denied
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Appeal denied

Ray Paulick @raypaulick 22m22 minutes ago War of Will 's trainer @markecasse sent 16 still photos of NBC video from approaching the far turn to the top of the stretch he used to analyze the route taken aboard Maximum Security by Luis Saez. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6E04s_UEAE1QAk.jpg Casse: If A...
by Apollo
Wed May 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 10120

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Q. What is your opinion about the DQ in the 2019 Derby? Should this lead to talk about standardized rules in racing and maybe a commissioner? A. I am glad you asked this question because I feel strongly about the issue: Maximum Security should not have been disqualified. Many sets of racing rules w...
by Apollo
Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 20975

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

I'm gone for the Preakness and Belmont but I have watched the Derby a few more times. I can't get over how moronic Geroux was on Roadster. He has French Soup for brains. Either that or he has never studied angles or geometry for 5 seconds. Geroux not only wiped out Game Winner at the break but he ga...
by Apollo
Tue May 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 12046

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Priceless. I may not stop laughing for 2 weeks.

I'll pay no attention to the Preakness and I'll have plenty of company.

They should saddle up that female chief steward from Churchill Downs and parade her at Pimlico. After all, she's the lead domino.